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2020/21 Flu Vaccine availability.

Does anyone know if the vaccine is available yet, and if not an estimated eta?

Before you ask I am 3x at risk, have one every year for over 20 years and WILL have one this year. My wife and kittens will as well.

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Old 22.09.2020, 11:57
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Before you ask I am 3x at risk, have one every year for over 20 years and WILL have one this year.
I am curous as to why you feel the need to explain and justify that? It's the people that don't get vaccines, especially at the same time as COVID is also a real and present threat, that are the irrational and unscientific ones.
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

I work for the state and they’ve started their vaccinations campaign. I’m booked for the end of October so I guess they expect it’ll be available by then!
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

I was at my GP last week, and he said to call at the end of the first week of October to schedule an appointment.
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Old 22.09.2020, 12:23
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

My GP told me that they will be receiving the vaccines in the first week of October and priority will be given to vulnerable at risk patients first.

They have ordered more of the vaccine than usual in Switzerland this year but are still expecting a shortfall as they are recommending that as many people as possible get vaccinated against flu this year.
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I am curous as to why you feel the need to explain and justify that? It's the people that don't get vaccines, especially at the same time as COVID is also a real and present threat, that are the irrational and unscientific ones.
Because this is EF. ‘nuff said.
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

I'm booked in at my GP's late October. My GP did say there might be shortages, but had enough on order...
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

I’m scheduled for the end of October. I emailed my GP last week.

Just call your GP, or if you regularly see a specialist, call them. Or email.
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I'm booked in at my GP's late October. My GP did say there might be shortages, but had enough on order...
Mine said the same. They have ordered enough to cover everyone who usually has it plus extras.

I think the shortages will mostly affect pharmacies and walk ins.
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

Question answered. Thank you everyone. Thread can be closed ...
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I am curous as to why you feel the need to explain and justify that? It's the people that don't get vaccines, especially at the same time as COVID is also a real and present threat, that are the irrational and unscientific ones.
TBF the flu vaccines aren't guaranteed effective, as new strains are emerging all the time, and the consequences, for most people, are not that serious. And many people do feel ill for a couple of days after the injection (allegedly, never noticed it myself). So I can understand that some folk just don't think it worthwhile going to the hassle of it.

But yeah, no explanation or justification required as to why you do want it.

It's going to be interesting to see how low the flu infection rate will be this year, given that all the anti-Covid measures should also be effective at reducing its spread.
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It's going to be interesting to see how low the flu infection rate will be this year, given that all the anti-Covid measures should also be effective at reducing its spread.
There was a significant decrease in the number of seasonal flu cases in Australia this year, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues here.
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TBF the flu vaccines aren't guaranteed effective, as new strains are emerging all the time, and the consequences, for most people, are not that serious. And many people do feel ill for a couple of days after the injection (allegedly, never noticed it myself). So I can understand that some folk just don't think it worthwhile going to the hassle of it.

But yeah, no explanation or justification required as to why you do want it.

It's going to be interesting to see how low the flu infection rate will be this year, given that all the anti-Covid measures should also be effective at reducing its spread.
I guess you've never had flu then! Last time I didn't get the vaccine I got flu. Then labyrinthitis. Couldn't work or drive for 8 weeks.

I'll be getting mine. As will OH and kids.
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It's going to be interesting to see how low the flu infection rate will be this year, given that all the anti-Covid measures should also be effective at reducing its spread.

There was a very mild flu in my daughter's class like two weeks ago. About half the children got ill, one after the other. I was hoping for lower infection rates but this took away my hope.
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

You might want to change the title to 2020/2021 flu vacine.

Depending on zour canton zou can get a flu shot in your local pharmaciy
https://impfapotheke.ch/
https://vaccinationenpharmacie.ch/

The strains in the vaccine are:

Vaccines from Chicken eggs:
A/Guangdong-Maonan/SWL1536/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
B/Washington/02/2019-like virus (Victoria Linie)
B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata Linie, quadrivalente Impfstoffe)

For recombinant vaccines or vaccines from cell cultures:
A/Hawaii/70/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
A/H A/Hong Kong/45/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
B/Washington/02/2019-like virus (Victoria Linie)
B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata Linie, quadrivalente Impfstoffe)
https://www.swissdocu.ch/de/news/103...ison-2020-2021
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TBF the flu vaccines aren't guaranteed effective, as new strains are emerging all the time, and the consequences, for most people, are not that serious. And many people do feel ill for a couple of days after the injection (allegedly, never noticed it myself). So I can understand that some folk just don't think it worthwhile going to the hassle of it.
Completely true the vaccine is not 100% effective as they have tochoose which flu estrains to vaccinate against based on what they think is most likely. However, it's good protection vs no protection, and no-one needs to be a genius to work out which of those is preferable.

When you add COVID into the Flu season and that you can theoretically catch both at the same time, it makes it doubly important to be vaccinated.
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Re: 2020 Flu Vaccine availability.

Yep. AFAIK the vaccine manufacturers take advice from the WHO. Baba O'Riley is not consulted.
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I am curous as to why you feel the need to explain and justify that? It's the people that don't get vaccines, especially at the same time as COVID is also a real and present threat, that are the irrational and unscientific ones.
The only reason I would hesitate is if there was a shortage and I were taking the vaccine from someone more needing of it (I'm 32).
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Before you ask I am 3x at risk

Your risk of catching it is three times normal risk??
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The only reason I would hesitate is if there was a shortage and I were taking the vaccine from someone more needing of it (I'm 32).
Fantastic virtue signalling, we are all in awe of your noble sacrifice should this theoretical situation ever arise.
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